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Definition of Alcohol


  1. An impalpable powder.
  2. The fluid essence or pure spirit obtained by distillation.
  3. Pure spirit of wine; pure or highly rectified spirit (called also ethyl alcohol); the spirituous or intoxicating element of fermented or distilled liquors, or more loosely a liquid containing it in considerable quantity. It is extracted by simple distillation from various vegetable juices and infusions of a saccharine nature, which have undergone vinous fermentation.
  4. A class of compounds analogous to vinic alcohol in constitution. Chemically speaking, they are hydroxides of certain organic radicals; as, the radical ethyl forms common or ethyl alcohol (C2H5.OH); methyl forms methyl alcohol (CH3.OH) or wood spirit; amyl forms amyl alcohol (C5H11.OH) or fusel oil, etc.

Alcohol Quotations

Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.
Frank Sinatra

Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity.
Sammy Davis, Jr.

There are hundreds of millions of gun owners in this country, and not one of them will have an accident today. The only misuse of guns comes in environments where there are drugs, alcohol, bad parents, and undisciplined children. Period.
Ted Nugent

Such lifestyle factors such as cigarette smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, little physical activity and low dietary calcium intake are risk factors for osteoporosis as well as for many other non-communicable diseases.
Gro Harlem Brundtland

In England, it's a rare thing to see a player smoking but, all in all, I prefer that to an alcoholic. The relationship with alcohol is a real problem in English football and, in the short term, it's much more harmful to a sportsman. It weakens the body, which becomes more susceptible to injury.
Alex Ferguson
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Alcohol Translations

alcohol in Afrikaans is alkohol
alcohol in Danish is alkohol
alcohol in Dutch is drank, alcoholische drank, alcohol
alcohol in French is alcool
alcohol in German is Alkohol {m}
alcohol in Hungarian is alkohol
alcohol in Italian is alcool
alcohol in Spanish is alcohol
alcohol in Swedish is sprit, alkohol
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